Talk:Asparagus staging

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Falcon Heavy analogue

Hi, when I'm reading this correct, the Falcon Heavy simply uses “parallel staging” for the first stage, as all engines are started in the first stage and after the booster run out of fuel they are jettisoned. Now “asparagus staging” with only one booster pair is identical to the “parallel staging”. — XZise (talk) 12:16, 1 March 2013 (CST)


The Rocktopus mk1, shortly prior to its "Unintentional Midstage Disassembly". No survivors.

I have 2 suggestions: For a very serious sounding title, I recommend "Radial Staging" or "Radial Crossfeed Staging". However, Whenever I have a rocket design that is 8 outer rockets mounted to a central rocket, I prefer the term "Rocktopus". Ninenineninefour (talk) 12:20, 2 March 2013 (CST)

Radial staging would be a misnomer, because the stages don't necessarily have to be radial. You can also use this technique when you place the stages next to each other in a line. I have a different suggestion, though. When you feed one stage from all others, it's called parallel crossfeed staging. When you do asparagus staging, you have a series of stages which take over the fuel supply. So why not call Asparagus Staging Serial Crossfeed Staging? I do, however, doubt that any new name will catch on so quick. The term is too established in the KSP community already. --Crush (talk) 07:03, 3 March 2013 (CST)
I don't know if those are the official terms, but I added in Stage --Ninenineninefour (talk) 09:20, 8 March 2013 (CST)the type “Serial Staging” which is different to “Asparagus Staging” — XZise (talk) 09:19, 5 March 2013 (CST)